Alkaline Water makes Fruit Juices less Acidic & Why?
Are you one of those people who love fruit juice, but can’t drink it because of the acidity? If so, I got some
great news for you. Level 4 ionized alkaline water from a water ionizer can significantly reduce the acidity of fruit juices, so you can drink them again. Use level 4 alkaline water so you get the maximum possible alkalinity for buffering the acidity in your beverage. The great thing about adding alkaline water is that it alkalizes a beverage, but doesn’t change the taste. In fact, it makes some acidic fruit juices actually taste better.
Alkaline water gives citrus beverages an antioxidant boost
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, because of that, juices like lemon, lime and orange juice have antioxidant health benefits. But if you mix them with alkaline water, the antioxidant potential of the vitamin C in those beverages triples. So at the same time alkaline water is reducing the acidity of citrus juices, it is tripling their antioxidant potential!
Can I get this antioxidant benefit if I use bottled alkaline water? No. Bottled alkaline water doesn’t have antioxidant potential. To triple the antioxidant power of vitamin C, you must use antioxidant alkaline water. We use and recommend alkaline water at the level 4 setting on your water ionizer
Flavored alkaline water with antioxidant power
Flavoring your water with fruit juice is a great way to make your water taste even better to encourage you to drink more water. By making your citrus-flavored water with alkaline water, you get the healthy benefits of antioxidants along with better tasting water. It’s easy to do, just squeeze the juice from the fruit into your water, mix, and drink. To get the most antioxidant benefit from flavored alkaline water, drink it fresh. The antioxidant potential of any fruit juice, whether mixed with alkaline water or not, will decline over a 24 hour period.
Alkaline water flavored fruit juices: Recipes
We here at Life Ionizers love our fruit flavored alkaline water! Here are some of our favorite recipes to help you get started. In each of these recipes, be sure to use Level 4 alkaline water from your water ionizer. That way you get maximum acid-buffering alkalinity, and maximum antioxidant benefit. All these recipes come from the kitchen of our very own Katy Joy Freeman:
Lemon Lime Thirst Buster
This one is really great an afternoon pick-me-up, it is a zesty beverage that lifts your spirits and puts a spring in your step. Perfect for fending off that 3 O’Clock crash.
3 cups ionized alkaline mineral water
Juice of 2 limes
Juice of 2 lemons
Honey or raw agave nectar to taste
Pour the water into a pitcher and stir in the lime and lemon juice. Add in honey or
agave nectar to desired sweetness. Add the grapefruit slices and stir.
Grapefruit Goodness Cleansing Drink
This one does just what it says it does. If you’re looking for a healthy cleanse that’s loaded with antioxidant goodness, this is your cup of juice!
1 cup ionized alkaline mineral water
Juice of two grapefruits
Juice of one lemon
Juice of one lime
3 kale leaves – cut off stems
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender for
40 seconds and serve immediately.
“Oh My” Orange Drink
Wake up and start your day with this smooth, sweet and refreshing orange juice drink. You’ll never want store-bought orange juice again.
2 frozen bananas
2 cups strawberries
1 cup almond milk
Juice of 2 oranges
2 Tablespoons honey or agave nectar
Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Pour and enjoy!
Fun and Fruity Fantasy Drink
If you are as big of a fan of berries as I am, this berry-licious beverage will quickly become your favorite. It’s sweet and delicious with a nice zesty zing to it at the same time. If you like serving healthy beverages at parties, this one is a real crowd-pleaser.
Juice of 4 oranges
10 frozen strawberries
1 ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 cup mango frozen chunks
½ cup raspberries
½ cup blue or blackberries
2 cups ionized alkaline mineral water
Combine all the fruit in the blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into party glasses and feel the fun begin!
Make sure to rinse your fruit with alkaline water before preparing
Alkaline water from a water ionizer can do something that regular water can’t: It detoxifies herbicide and pesticide residues on fruits and vegetables. You can even see it detoxify your fruit. Simply fill a bowl with Level 4 alkaline water soak your fruit or vegetables in it for about 20 minutes. In that time, the water will turn muddy brown. Then just rinse your produce and enjoy! Learn More